The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2309167
Posted By: Backwoodsman
07-Apr-08 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
"(though, to be fair, jazz has a far more influential following than folk even now that most of the jazz clubs are now Harvesters or whatever)."

Why would that be Cap'n?

I'm very late to this thread, but I'd ask, could it be because they don't have a core of miserable, hard-bitten, moaning old buggers who seem to delight in slagging off any and every amateur performer and club who fail to meet the standards which they, as sole arbiters of quality standards in folk music, have set for us all?

Could it be that, instead of insulting and abusing the less-talented, they actually encourage beginners and those who make comparatively slow progress, in the sure and secure knowledge that great oaks from little acorns grow?

Perhaps Joe or an elf could remove the word 'tradition' from the title of this thread, in order that it might more accurately represent a great deal of what's to be found on here.